Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1981
Size of heritage:
The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain; much of the trade in the Indian Ocean thus passed through their hands.
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Medium airport - 25 mi (40 km) Zanzibar Airport
Medium airport - 60 mi (97 km) Mafia Island Airport
Small airport - 61 mi (99 km) Pemba Airport
Medium airport - 125 mi (202 km) Kilwa Masoko Airport
Small airport - 131 mi (211 km) Tanga Airport
Medium airport - 138 mi (223 km) Lushoto Airport
Small airport - 177 mi (286 km) Mombasa Moi International Airport
Large airport - 208 mi (335 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Chake Chake
- Dar es Salaam
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.